Rachel performing at the Sunflower Farmers Market Grand-Opening on July 2nd!

Sunflower Farmers Market is coming to Salt Lake City…Murray to be exact. As part of the excitement of the first Utah-based store, the Sunflower Farmers Market has chosen to donate to the Signing Time Foundation! In turn, Rachel will perform at the first grand opening of the Sunflower Farmers Market in Utah!

Where: The new Sunflower Farmers Market in Murray, Utah, located at 6284 S. State Street, across from Fashion Place Mall
When: Wednesday, July 2 at 6:20 a.m.
Why: Because of the generous contributions from the Sunflower Farmers Market to the Signing Time Foundation, Rachel will be performing one or two selected songs from the award-winning series Signing Time during the grand-opening

If you want a chance to come and see Rachel, come on over, she would love to see you! You can even show off your signs and help her when she sings and signs the songs!

Here is a little snippet from a press release that Sunflower Farmers Market put out:

Sunflower Farmers Market is excited to celebrate the opening of its first store in the state of Utah. The natural foods grocery store, located in Murray, will kick off grand opening festivities on Wednesday, July 2 at 6:20 a.m. with a group of VIPs including Mayor of Murray Dan Snarr, Rachel Coleman host of the national TV and DVD series Signing Time, Sunflower’s Founder and CEO Mike Gilliland and more. Join the new Sunflower Murray store at 6284 S. State Street, across from Fashion Place Mall, for a day of grand opening festivities.

Entertainment will be provided by Rachel Coleman, host of the TV show, Signing Time; Salt Lakes City Bees mascot, Bumble; and Heather Elmer, 2008 third-round American Idol qualifier. Elmer has performed the National Anthem for the Utah Jazz during their 2008 season. Coleman will be on hand for the garland cutting ceremony at 6:20 a.m., while Bumble and Elmer will perform later in the afternoon.

For more information about the grand opening, please see Sunflower Farmers Market.

About The Signing Time Foundation
The Signing Time Foundation is dedicated to making sign language fun and accessible to all children, creating a world in which all children can express themselves and be understood.

The Signing Time Foundation is inspired by Signing Time star Rachel Coleman’s daughter Lucy, sister to Leah Coleman co-host of Signing Time. Lucy was born with Spina Bifida and Cerebral Palsy. When Lucy was born, her doctors said she would not communicate. But because Lucy grew up in a “sign language” environment (her sister Leah is deaf), though her speech was delayed, it never occurred to her that she couldn’t sign. Starting with the sign for “more,” Lucy quickly developed a vocabulary of hundreds of signs and speech soon followed. Lucy is now mainstreamed in public school and currently attends first grade. Lucy is considered the first of many “Signing Time Miracles.”

Sign language may be the only way for many children with special needs to communicate, and the only way for the tens of millions of typically developing children to communicate with their peers with special needs. Sign language serves children as a diverse community, and all children can benefit from the social and educational advantages achieved through the inclusion of sign in their learning.

Learn more about the Foundation’s projects at www.signingtimefoundation.org.